Two new ambassadors were appointed in February 2022: With the nomination of Przemysław Barchan representing Poland and Henrik Wehrs representing Germany, the European Legal Technology Association was able to further consolidate its Ambassador network.
„I am delighted to support ELTA’s mission and activities as its new Ambassador in Poland. Market awareness of Legal Tech sector could not be built without ELTA’s team. I am happy to join this great community and be a part of its future projects.”, says Przemysław Barchan, founder and advocate at Barchan Legal law firm which specializes amongst other in IT/TMT and new technologies law, cybersecurity, personal data protection and FinTech.
Przemyslaw Barchan is a member of the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunication, the Blockchain and New Technologies Chamber of Commerce, the Informatization Commission of the Polish General Bar Association, the Legal Tech Institute of the Polish General Bar Association. He is a lecturer at postgraduate studies on LegalTech and innovations on legal market at SWPS
“We are also very happy to fill the Ambassador position in Germany with Henrik Wehrs. His diverse and deep expertise makes him a real asset to our expert organisation.”, reflects ELTA President Holger Zscheyge.
As Allen & Overy’s Legal Tech Manager for Continental Europe Henrik Wehrs is responsible for legal tech projects in that region. He co-founded the legal tech startup streamlaw and several other companies. He is lecturer and mentor at different German universities for legal tech, digitalisation and innovation. He is co-organizer of Legal Hackers Frankfurt and member of Liquid Legal Institute.
ELTA Ambassadors are a group of well-connected Legal Tech pioneers from all over Europe and beyond, who volunteer to act as “swinging doors” between their country or region and the international level of ELTA. In addition to the regional Ambassadors, the group also comprises Ambassadors representing sectors and interest groups in the legal market at a European level.